Corporate self-defence workshops, workshops and classes for Women with Martial Vout, Manish Gray and USDF.
Since January 24th 2014, new self-defence workshops and classes are conducted in collaboration with USDF (United Social Development Foundation) in corporates, colonies, NGOs, fitness centres, associations, private groups, etc.
September 28th, Class 3 (floor fighting) with PROUD (People’s Responsible Organisation of United Dharavi) in Subash Nagar, Dharavi.
September 27th, Workshop at Sophia College for Women, Bridge Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai. Thank you Mrs. Lulla for your organisational skills.
September 26, Class 2 (fighting while sitting and standing) with PROUD.
September 24th, Workshop + Class 1 (prevention – dissuasion – “soft” and tough blows while standing) with PROUD (People’s Responsible Organisation of United Dharavi) in Subash Nagar, Dharavi. Many thanks to Dir. Prashanth K. Anthony and staff for inviting me and also to Jyoti for joining for demonstrations.
September 18th, workshop at Saraswati College of Engineering in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. Different male students involved themselves in organising the workshop which was a nice surprise.
September 3rd, 8th, 13th, private classes at Bridge Candy with an Indo-Russo-Swiss group. Thank you Ladies!
September 6th, class 2 – fighting while sitting – with USDF and Reality Gives in Dharavi.
August 30th, new classes in Dharavi with USDF and Reality Gives. Visit their websites: http://www.realitygives.org/ – http://usdfindia.org/
August 23rd, Andar kriechtier floor fighting class + thaï boxing demo with Lucile in Dharavi. Even on the floor there is no surrender! NO surrender! Thank you Jyoti and Joseph from Reality Gives to organise this new event. See you soon!
August 21st, Akshara “sports day” at Prabhadevi ground in Elphinston. The girls have to assert themselves and show their presence in parks for some boys are used not to let them play and also insult them when they come alone or in small groups. Being respected and enjoying life is for women an everyday struggle since childhood…
August 6th, 18th and 21st, private self-defence classes in Lower Parel.
August 9th, Class (1) in Dharavi in collaboration with Reality Gives and USDF. How to use the voice, how to dissuade verbally, how to shout as a wild animal when needed + “Soft” and tough blows and kicks while standing. Thank you Jyoti for translation and congrats to the women who came and who are dedicated to assert themselves in their everyday life.
August 8th, Workshop at Valentine Agro Pvt. Ltd. in Raigad. Many thanks to HR Manager Mrs. Ashwini Gopal and Factory Manager Mr. Paresh Patil.
August 5th, Self-defence class (3) at Amedkar College. Fighting while lying on the floor. Thank you Mrs. Toraskar, Manasi, Sara and Aarti for planning these classes. Thank you Cham and Tanya from Akashara for being there today also.
August 4th, Self-defence class (2) at Amedkar College, Wadala, Dadar E. How to react while seated, “soft” and tough blows. Thank you Manish, Sara and Aarti!
August 1st, Self-defence class (1) at Amedkar College of Law in Wadala, Dadar E. Thank you Mrs. Toraskar and thank you Sara and Aarti for calling us.
July 31st, Corporate workshop at Naturex, BKC, Bandra E. Many thanks to Ashwini and the HR team. More workshops to come!
July 27th, New workshop at CrossFitOM in Juhu. Thank you Shiv, it was great to see you there!
July 26th, Workshop at Bombay-Connect, Bandra W. Thank you Preeti and to all the participants!
July 20th, Workshop at Yogacara in Bandra. Thank you Radhika! And thank you to our numerous participants, Indian and expats, who attended this workshop!
July 19th, Workshop with the NGO Reality Gives in Dharavi. It is always good to remind the girls that they have to assert themselves in their everyday life and that Mother Nature made them strong. As the female cheetah, as the tigress, as the female leopard, as the lioness, etc. they CAN be their own bodyguard! New workshops and classes will be conducted soon with Reality Gives, in association with USDF.
July 16th, Second self-defence workshop at Arya Vidya Mandir VCW in BKC. Many thanks to Principal Mrs. Pramila Kudva.
.July 9th, Workshop at Arya Vidya Mandir VCW in BKC, Bandra E. Thank you Ravi for inviting us and for caring about your students’ safety.
July 5th, New class (4) at Akshara Centre in Elphinston Road, Mumbai. Last class with this group: floor fighting! Thank you Manasi for caring so much and being there always.
July 4th, Life Positive workshop in MIDC, Andheri E. Thanks to Pooja classes will follow in July!
June 28, Akshara workshop (3) in Dadar.
June 27, College workshop at AVM, Arya Vidya Mandir, JVPD Scheme, Juhu.
June 22, new open workshop at CrossFitOM Juhu. Thanks Shiv!
June 21, Akshara workshop (2) in Dadar W. After the “soft” blows they learnt last week the girls came to know about their reptilian hands and the tough (survival) blows for more dangerous situations. Now the girls know how strong and fierce they can be and that they do not need any muscle nor to weight 100kg to defend themselves.
On this playground boys are not really eager to let the girls play thus Akshara wants them to assert themselves and get some room for the games they play alone when no adults with them.
June 16, Colony workshop in Kandivili. Thank you Preety, Geeta and Deepal!
June 14, Akshara workshop (1) in Dadar W. Thank you Manasi and all the Akshara team. Akshara aims to establish a gender just and violence free society. It publishes books on gender equality and violence against women. Visit http://www.aksharacentre.org.
June 3, private workshop in Juhu JVPD Scheme, Mumbai. Thank you Jacquelyn for organising the event at your home.
May 25, workshop at Swagat Ashram, Malad W. Thank you Brother Stanley and Marion for allowing me to train the girls.
May 24, self-defence workshop for Prerana boys in Malad.
May 23, Corporate workshop at Jacobs Pvt Ltd, Kolkata. Thanks a lot to the HR team for their trust in me and USDF.
May 18, workshop at CrossFitOM, Juhu. Thank you Shiv for opening your doors! And thank you Prabhu for our pic, the only pic I have of the event… Believe me it was a workshop for and with women!
May 16, private workshop in Bandra W. Thank you very much Natalia for inviting all the participants in your home!
May 6, Workshop in Mahul Village, Mumbai. Very nice workshop with kids, teenagers, mothers, Manish Gray and Deepal Shaw who helped for the demonstrations and who truly motivated the girls to assert themselves!
April 28, workshop at Prerana, Red Light District, Grant Road E (www.preranaantitrafficking.org). It has been really useful to train the amazing women of Prerana staff who are doing a difficult work helping and counselling the prostitutes of Red Light District and also protecting their children from the pimps. Regular workshops and classes will now be conducted for Prerana staff and the women in need.
April 17, Colony workshop in Santacruz E.
April 13, private workshop for expatriate women in Andheri W.
April 9th, Corporate workshop at Jacobs Engineering India Pvt Ltd, Delhi. Again I would like to thank the HR crew and the Directors for caring so much about their female employees. And of course Venkatesh Balan, founder of USDF whose dedication for underprivileged and women empowerment has no limits.
April 2, second workshop of the day at Jacobs in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Many thanks to the HR team for inviting us!
March 23, Colony workshop at Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
March 19, Corporate workshop again at Jacobs in Mahape, Navi Mumbai. We really appreciate how Jacobs cares about women safety.
March 12, Corporate self-defence workshop at Jacobs Engineering India Pvt Ltd, CBD Belapur. Many thanks to the HR staff for their organizational skills!
March 10, Corporate workshop at Jacobs, Andheri East. Many pink saris! Looks like Sampat Pal Devi was amongst us…
March 07, Corporate workshop at Croma (Tata Group) in Pune. Defending oneself is a serious topic but attendees still had fun learning how to deal with an assaulter…
February 23, self-defence workshop at Naunihal shelter, Navi Mumbai to support Asskam and Prerana. Our photographer Adeline was also there. Please visit http://www.asskam.org and http://www.preranaantitrafficking.org.
February 18, Corporate workshop at Atos-Worldline, Andheri W with USDF team Francesca, Venkatesh, Martial, Deesha.
February 8, UTSAV, CMCA (Children Movement for Civic Awareness) annual festival at Race Course, Mahalakshmi.
Many thanks to all the women (and men) who support USDF by organizing workshops at their colony, home, workplace, etc… Thanks to your donations USDF can give free workshops to underprivileged people, schools and other NGOs.